Roman "Pooch" Conrad Pucinski

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Roman "Pooch" Conrad Pucinski

Also Known As: "Pooch", "Romualt", "Pucinuski"
Birthplace: Buffalo, Erie County, New York, United States
Death: September 25, 2002 (83)
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, United States
Place of Burial: River Grove, Cook County, Illinois, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Michał "Michael" Pucinski and Stanislawa "Lidia" Pucinski
Husband of Aurelia Marie Pucinski
Father of Private
Brother of Boleslaw Pucinski; Halina Pawl and Arthur "Wesley" Pucinski

Managed by: Dale Nelson
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About Roman "Pooch" Conrad Pucinski

-joined the United States Army Air Forces during World War II, where he became a captain and served as a bombardier in the first B-29 bomb raid on Tokyo in 1944 and later flew 49 bombing missions over Japan.

-served one year as a bilingual chief investigator for a special House subcommittee investigating the Katyn Forest massacre of thousands of Polish military officers by the Soviets during the war.

-longtime president of the Illinois Division of the Polish American Congress, and he led a number of rallies in Chicago protesting communism in Poland; he supported Poland's Solidarity labor movement, and over the years he helped to raise $1.5 million as the movement gained international prominence.

PUCINSKI, Roman Conrad, a Representative from Illinois; born in Buffalo, Erie County, N.Y., May 13, 1919; attended the public schools in Chicago, Ill.; attended Northwestern University, Evanston, Ill., 1938-1941; attended John Marshall Law School, Chicago, Ill., 1945-1949; journalist; United States Air Force, 1940-1945; chief investigator, Congressional Special Committee to Conduct an Investigation and Study of the Facts, Evidence, and Circumstances of the Katyn Forest Massacre, 1952; elected as a Democrat to the Eighty-sixth Congress and reelected to the six succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1959-January 3, 1973); was not a candidate for reelection to the Ninety-third Congress in 1972, but was an unsuccessful candidate for election to the United States Senate; appointed to the National Advisory Council on Vocational Education, 1974-1982; alderman, Chicago, Ill., 1973-1991; died on September 25, 2002, in Chicago, Ill.; interment in Saint Joseph Cemetery, River Grove, Cook County, Ill.

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Roman "Pooch" Conrad Pucinski's Timeline

May 13, 1919
Buffalo, Erie County, New York, United States
September 25, 2002
Age 83
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, United States
Age 82
River Grove, Cook County, Illinois, United States